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Kill bizarre demons and use their blood as paint in mad roguelike Brutal Orchestra

Okay here's the setup for Brutal Orchestra: You're dead, someone killed you, and you can't do anything about escaping purgatory but you can definitely set yourself up for revenge when they arrive here too. Building a party 20 other weird underworld rejects, you're guided across a purgatory landscape inspired by the bizarre paintings of Hieronymous Bosch and Pieter Bruegel, where demons are fish inside a human skinsuit or have trumpets in their butts, and honestly…

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Valorant Game Director Joe Ziegler Leaves His Role to Start a New, Secret Project at Riot Games

Joe Ziegler, who was part of the Valorant team for eight years and served as game director, has left his role to work on a new, secret project at Riot Games. Ziegler shared the announcement on Valorant's website, saying that, "it is with a heart full of gratitude and a deep excitement that I come to you today with news." "After 8 years of working on VALORANT, building it from the ground up with a…

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Crash on, survive, and terraform an alien world in The Planet Crafter’s free demo

Indie survival game The Planet Crafter looks like a new fix for those who love Subnautica and the like, asking you to survive, explore, build a base on, and eventually terraform an alien world. As you do that, you explore the ruins of prior colonization attempts on this planet to find vital resources and figure out what's gone wrong before you got there.  The Planet Crafter is made by indie studio Miju Games and is…

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Nintendo Reveals the Best-Selling Indie Games on Switch in 2021

The Nintendo Switch has been a wonderful home for Indie Games of all shapes and sizes, and 2021 was no different. In celebration of the year that was, Nintendo has shared which of these creative and special indie games were the best-selling on its latest console. Nintendo shared this list of best-selling Indie Games as part of its latest Indie World video presentation, and there are some truly wonderful choices, including Spelunky 2, Unpacking, Axiom…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC review

Need to know What is it? The first part of a remake of classic '90s PlayStation RPG Final Fantasy 7. Expect to pay: $70 Developer: Square Enix Publisher: Square Enix Reviewed on: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, Gigabyte RTX 2080 Super, 32GB RAM Multiplayer? No Link: Epic Games Store Final Fantasy 7 Remake has arrived on PC months after its PlayStation release, at a price of $70. The hope was for a definitive version, but at…

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2021 was the year I fell in love with Hunt: Showdown

I hope this isn't the first time someone has told you that you should really try out Hunt: Showdown. My coworker Jacob said as much on this website nearly a year ago, and at the time, I didn't listen. It's one of those games that you always hear is good but sounds too hard or complicated to get into. Hunt can be pretty tough, but it's also fun, rewarding, and produces incredibly tense firefights with…

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Fortnite: Cobra Kai Outfits Arrive in Time for Season 4

Just in time for the release of the series' fourth season on Netflix, The Cobra Kai Set is now available in Fortnite. The set adds 10 new outfits, each of which can be altered to represent the dojo of your choosing: Cobra Kai, Eagle Fang, or Miyagi-Do. The five male and five female outfits are available in two separate bundles for 2,000 V-Bucks ($20 USD) each. Alternatively, individual outfits can be purchased for 800 V-Bucks…

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The Top 100 Video Games of All Time

IGN’s Top 100 games list encompasses the best of the best throughout history, spanning generations of consoles, PCs, handhelds, and more. Our list last saw a major update back in 2019, and since then, there have been several games released that deserved to be added. Just as importantly, we looked at the totality of the top 100 as it stood and asked ourselves a few key questions. This lead to some beloved games dropping off,…

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PC Gamer Hardware Awards 2021: The best gear of year

As we bid farewell to the disparate collection of hours, days, and months we've come to know as 2021, let us pour out a wee dram and raise a glass in salute to the best PC gaming hardware released this year. In some ways it's not been a golden year for PC hardware; it's never been harder to build a new rig than it is right now, for example. But despite the continual horror of…

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Videogames were an explosion of colour in an otherwise grey year

2021 was a bit grim, eh? But while the world outside was grey and dull, videogames were anything but.  From psychedelic mindscapes and watercolour picture books to the knackered anime VHS that got lost behind the sofa, games were serving up some serious looks this year. Here are some of the games that had us staring starry-eyed at our screens shouting “Woah, games can really just look like this!” Image 1 of 5 Unbeatable: White…

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